In 1947 the United States charged Japanese Officer Yukio Asano with war crimes. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison for torturing American prisoner Morris O. Killough. The method of torture was waterboarding. For more than nine decades waterboarding has been illegal according to U.S. government criminal code.
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You can’t throw a rock without hitting a 12th Man flag these last few weeks.
President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia to pay tribute to the late King Abdullah shows American hypocrisy.
My favorite Martin Scorsese film happens to be one of the few that doesn’t revolve around Italians from New York: “The Departed.” Instead of paisanos we have Paddys, and instead of the Big Apple we have the Big Baked Bean. Boston and the Irish mob got Scorsese his long-deserved Oscar for Best Director, but it also gave me the name for what just happened in Foxborough last Sunday:
Dear Abby: My husband, “Fred,” lost a lung to cancer 14 years ago due to smoking. He is one of the lucky ones to survive a deadly cancer.
The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here’s what it has changed so far: not much.
When citizens of the Grays Harbor area consider the future, we hope they will see it in the same light we do at the Quinault Indian Nation. We live in a region that has struggled with more than its share of economic challenges. But the good people of Grays Harbor region who have chosen to work with us have found, time and again, that when we work together we find solutions and we all make strides toward a brighter, more sustainable future.
The irony illustrated on the pages of Monday’s New York Times was almost too delicious.
Isn’t the new Congress exciting! Weren’t the lawmakers adorable raising their hands to be sworn in! Isn’t America filled with hope and great expectations!
Wednesday’s shocking terror attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo should finally awaken Western publics to the threat posed by radical Islamists to free speech worldwide.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I saw Rick Anderson come up with the single, greatest sports trivia fact of all time.
Suddenly, satire is the great issue of our time.
The powerful film “Selma” is stirring audiences across the country with its compelling portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. and the heroism of ordinary African Americans as they demanded the right to vote a half century ago.
Imagine President Franklin Roosevelt announcing at the end of 1944, after the liberation of France but before the final defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, that World War II was over and that U.S. forces were ending combat operations. Instead we would support our allies, from Britain to China, in their fight against the Axis powers.